Filed under: Gadgets
Thermaltake probably isn't a name you're familiar with. BMW, on the other hand, is a name we figure has found its way into your orbit. When the former, a maker of PC cases, went to BMW's DesignWorks USA to help it create something that would get some attention, DesignWorks returned with the deep black and all-aluminum and glowing-red-LED Level 10. And Thermaltake probably replied, "Yes, that's exactly the thing."
A computer's internals are normally just that: internal. The Level 10, on the other hand, places all of the things that make your computer compute in individual black boxes, and hangs all of those boxes on an aluminum spine that hides the cables. Then it bathes the works in a red, fiber optic glow. We won't bore you with the technical specs -- that's what the Geek Squad is for; all you really need to know is that it will hold everything you could want your computer to have. It can even handle 3 Blu-ray drives for rapid duplication of all those George Seaton-esque moments you'll capture this holiday season.
Well, you should also know that it's big and heavy: more than two feet tall and 47 pounds before you put so much as a motherboard. Speaking of which, the case alone is $850, but if you need an actual computer you'll need to allot a minimum of $2,500. Genteel geeks and posh PC-ers, the ultimate computing machine is here and now shipping.